My professional move from the Villanova School of Law to the American University, Washington College of Law became effective on June 1, 2009. I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to the Villanova community for having given me the opportunity to live and to work as a member. I had the opportunity to teach a wide range of interesting and interested students, some of whom are kind enough to subscribe to this blog :-)
I leave behind many friends on a great faculty. My faculty colleagues and Dean Sargent supported my scholarly activities with enthusiasm and were always generous with their time and attention when questions about teaching or other aspects of life in a law school arose.
The Villanova Law School has a distinctive, collegial culture, which I expect will thrive when it gets transplanted into a new building, this summer. Congratulations to all those who made the new building a reality!
When a professor moves to a new school, it is not a sharp transition because the professor remains colleagues with his former faculty members in the larger communities of legal education, higher education, and the legal profession. So this is not goodbye; simply au revoir.